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Today's News

  • Baseball/softball: Games vs. Taos delayed yet again

    Apparently, four days’ warning wasn’t enough for the Taos Tigers to find a way to get to Los Alamos.

    Monday’s baseball and softball doubleheaders between Taos and Los Alamos were postponed again after Taos’ administration informed Los Alamos High School athletic officials that their teams didn’t have transportation to make the trip.

  • Golf: LA girls take 2nd, boys 4th at home invite

    One of the main goals for the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams Monday was to take some of the pressure off the rest of their season.

    Unfortunately for both, the pressure is still on.

    With the 2009 spring season winding down, neither of the Hilltopper teams has clinched a spot at the state Class AAAA tournament next month. While the Los Alamos boys no longer have the opportunity to clinch prior to the District 2AAAA tournament, the Hilltopper girls could’ve punched their ticket at their home invitational.

  • School cleanup

    This Friday, folks at Piñon Elementary will put their backs into some shovel work to beautify the campus and celebrate Arbor Day.

    “We are having a school-wide event for campus beautification that includes rotational activities for students with everything from helping improve our field, a walk a thon for our track fundraiser, planting trees an hedges to PEEC activities,” Principal Megan Lee said.

    PTO President Melanie McKinley is thrilled about the event and their sponsors.

  • Fire Union files “Prohibited Practices” Complaint

    Los Alamos County and the Los Alamos Fire Association Local #3279  have been in collective bargaining since January.

    On April 6, the county declared negotiations were at an impasse and without an agreement with the union, county council approved a 3 percent pay increase for firefighters on April 7.

    While five councilors voted in favor of the pay hike, Nona Bowman was absent,  Councilor Robert Gibson voted against the pay hike.

  • Equal Pay champion to speak at UNM-LA Friday

    Lilly Ledbetter is the namesake of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into law in January by President Barack Obama.

    Ledbetter is traveling to UNM-Los Alamos as part of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Spring Convention.

    The public is invited to hear Ledbetter speak at 4 p.m. Friday in the college lecture hall in Building 2, about how her historic legislation restored the long-standing interpretation of civil rights laws and EEOC policies that allow employees to challenge any discriminatory paycheck they receive.

  • Community Assessment finds Los Alamos has potential

    Hearty laughter laced with a bit of embarrassment marked a Community Assessment Workshop at the Los Alamos Research Park Thursday evening.

    Roger Brooks of Destination Development Inc. of Seattle, Wash., was brought in by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce to assess the community through the eyes of a first-time visitor.

    Brooks clearly captivated the nearly 100 business, community and county leaders with his brutally honest impressions.

  • Police Beat through April 15, 2009

    April 4

    2:29 p.m. – A 72-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of fraudulent use of his credit card. The estimated loss is unknown. The matter is under investigation.

    8:11 p.m. – A 50-year-old Los Alamos woman reported being the victim a home burglary. The estimated loss is $2,154.

    11:34 p.m. – Jonas Cadena, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on Central Avenue on an outstanding warrant.

  • Budget hearings begin Monday

    The deadline for filling federal taxes may have just passed, but money talk is far from over for Los Alamos County. In fact it’s just getting started.

    The county’s budget hearings will begin on Monday at 7 p.m. in council chambers. A slew of financial topics will be discussed, including strategic planning, the budget summary, fund statements, department summaries and performance measures and capital improvements, to name a few.

  • Here to be the leader

    It started with a fortune cookie. Los Alamos Public School superintendent finalist, Dr. Eugene Schmidt, explained he and his wife were eating at a Chinese restaurant and the fortune he received in his cookie said, “You are a leader. Others will soon need your inspiration.”

  • Scholar calls Artificial Intelligence back to its origins

    Not every goal in science and technology can be achieved by massive amounts of funding alone. At times it takes more than integrating the components.

    Sometimes, according to Pei Wang, one of the scholars in the field of Artificial General Intelligence, the answer must be found in having the big picture.